Non-Resident Tax Return

Filing US Taxes As A Non-US Citizen Or Resident

Non-Residents With Businesses Or Investments In The United States

 Every country’s tax system is different. Taxation in the United States is unique and complex, especially when it comes to investors or business owners who don’t live in the US. We are here to help and can guide you through the process.

Not only US citizens, but anyone who earns income while in the United States or invests in the United States must file US taxes, including those performing work there only for short periods of time. This also includes non-US owners of a US business, such as an LLC or C-Corp.

US non-resident tax returns are unique as they may involve tax treaty benefits or income from multiple countries.

In some cases, a non-resident tax return may be combined with a resident tax return for a “dual-status” tax return. Your visa may even determine what type of forms you are required to file.

We can prepare your non-resident US tax return, making sure you receive all available treaty benefits and deductions available in order to minimize your US taxes.

Typical Questions We Often Answer

  • Do I have to file if I have a US-based business but don’t live in the US?
  • Do I have to report my US income and investments if I don’t live in the US?
  • Do I have to report the income and assets in my home country on my US taxes?
  • What forms do I have to file?
  • What benefits are available for a visiting student or professor?
  • How do file if I moved to or from the USA in the middle of the year?
  • Can I deduct my travel or moving expenses to the US?
  • Is there a tax treaty and how does that work?
  • What happens if I sell my US investment property as a non-resident?
  • How am I taxed in the US as a non-resident with a US stock portfolio?
  • Am I at risk for estate taxes in the US on my US investments?
  • What is the best structure for investing in the US as a non-resident?
NRA tax return

Additional Services For Non-Residents

Besides tax preparation, we offer tax planning and financial services for foreigners who invest in the US, such as setting up a US-based business structure (e.g. LLC) or opening financial accounts.

We also offer pre-immigration tax planning, should you consider getting a Green Card. With proper planning, the potential tax impact can be significantly  mitigated.


US Tax Preparation

Tax advisory, planning, and preparation of all tax filings required by US tax law for non-residents.

US Business Formation

Do you know that the US is one of the biggest tax havens for non-US persons and residents?

We help structure US-based businesses and open financial accounts for non-residents. We will assist you to navigate this process and understand your tax obligations as a foreigner owning a US business.

Immigration Tax Planning

Becoming a US tax resident or Green Card holder has many adverse tax consequences such as reporting your worldwide income and assets.

We advise on the best way to mitigate this via restructuring, gifting and achieving a step-up in basis in order not to pay US capital gains tax on unrealized gains earned before you become a US resident.

Being proactive in immigration planning can save thousands of dollars in taxes and reporting nightmares.

Next Step - Schedule A Consultation With Us

During the consultation we assess your tax situation and will provide you with a quote. Our transparent, fixed fee pricing means you won’t have any surprises.

Our experienced tax accountants prepare your non-resident tax return, so you don’t have to learn all the details of US tax laws that apply to foreign investors, business owners, and other non-residents. If the IRS has questions about your return, we’re there for you and will handle the correspondence with the IRS.

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